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Steven Dashiell

Steven Dashiell

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Steven Dashiell is a personal finance writer, specializing in credit cards, banking and growing and protecting your income. His insights and expertise has been featured on Nasdaq, U.S. News & World Report, Time, CBS, ABC, Fox Business, Lifehacker and Martha Stewart Living, among other top media. Steve holds a BA in English from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, minoring in composition and rhetoric. In his spare time Steve nerds out on birds, paints and plays a whole lot of Street Fighter.

Expertise

  • Credit cards
  • Budgeting and saving
  • Rewards programs

Experience

  • Interviewed by Fox News to speak about managing debt during COVID
  • Contributed several articles to Nasdaq on financially navigating inflation
  • Interviewed by Martha Stewart Living to discuss the advantages of balance transfer credit cards
  • Hosted several credit card videos for the Finder website and Youtube channel

Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, English | University of Maryland, Baltimore County | 2008–2012

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Industry insights from Steven Dashiell

We sat down with Steve to talk credit cards, banking and industry trends.

How can consumers turn rising interest rates to their advantage?

While rising interest rates can make borrowing money painful, they also make saving stronger. Most kinds of savings accounts offer higher APYs as interest rates increase, and that means consumers can press the advantage to start earning on their savings. Consumers that already have a savings account should review existing accounts to see if they’re getting a competitive rate. And consider moving their funds if a better rate is available.

Can credit cards offer help during times of inflation?

Generally, you should never rely on credit cards as a crutch for your financial needs. That’s because the interest that can accrue on credit card balances runs the risk of you falling even further behind financially. You can turn to credit cards to help float your finances during tough times, but first create a plan that allows you to pay off your credit expenses while incurring as little debt as possible.

Should I make the switch to digital banking?

It depends! If you’re chasing the highest interest rates on the market alongside some excellent mobile banking features, then digital banking is for you. Digital banks also tend to feature handy new saving tools, such as automatic roundups, which round up your purchases to the next dollar and deposit the extra into a savings account. However, you can only manage your digital bank account online, so if you prefer banking in person, you may want to stick with brick-and-mortar banks.

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Latest articles by Steven Dashiell

67 articles written by this author

Best secured credit cards of April 2024

Use our 101 Guide to secured cards to pick the smartest card for you. Compare the best options here — even the cards that don't require a credit check.

Steven Dashiell 2 February 2024
Best secured credit cards of April 2024

Best secured credit cards of April 2024

Use our 101 Guide to secured cards to pick the smartest card for you. Compare the best options here — even the cards that don't require a credit check.

Steven Dashiell 14 December 2023
Best secured credit cards of April 2024

Best secured credit cards of April 2024

Use our 101 Guide to secured cards to pick the smartest card for you. Compare the best options here — even the cards that don't require a credit check.

Steven Dashiell 9 August 2023
Best secured credit cards of April 2024

4 resolutions to get your finances on track for 2023

Now is the time to review your finances and ensure you have a financial plan in place to get the most out of your savings and investments.

Steven Dashiell 2 May 2023
4 resolutions to get your finances on track for 2023

Business bank alternatives to Signature Bank

The government announced on March 12, 2023, that it was shutting down Signature Bank, a 24-year old digital bank that catered to law firms and real estate companies and more recently became a major player in cryptocurrency lending. This news came just days after the closing of fellow digital bank Silicon Valley Bank.Signature Bank customers […]

Steven Dashiell 14 March 2023
Business bank alternatives to Signature Bank

Finder Crypto Debit and Crypto Credit Card Awards 2022

The Finder Crypto Debit Cards and Crypto Credit Cards Awards recognize crypto card products that offer the best value for consumers and have continued to thrive despite a tumultuous 2022 crypto market.Finder’s banking and credit card experts reviewed more than 20 crypto card products on the market, rating each one based on over 10 criteria […]

Steven Dashiell 18 August 2022
Finder Crypto Debit and Crypto Credit Card Awards 2022

Bread Cashback™ American Express® Credit Card review

A simple 2% cashback card that could benefit from extra features.

Steven Dashiell 28 April 2022
Bread Cashback™ American Express® Credit Card review

Corpay Mastercard® review

Earn 1.5% back on your eligible business purchases.

Steven Dashiell 27 January 2022
Corpay Mastercard® review

Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card review

An excellent luxury travel card from Capital One.

Steven Dashiell 4 November 2021
Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card review

Revvi Visa® Credit Card review

A card with far too many fees to properly serve its purpose.

Steven Dashiell 18 October 2021
Revvi Visa® Credit Card review
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